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Beguiling, unusual fable of a 12-year-old piano prodigy (Teo Gheorghiu) who, overburdened by his musical and mathematical genius and his loving but overprotective mother (Julika Jenkins), begins to find life intolerable until a near-fatal fall results in the seeming loss of his talent. Writer-director Fredi M. Murer's film was the Swiss entry for best foreign film Oscar and features an engaging central performance and a strong affirmation of family, not only in the boy's relationships with his parents, but also with the eccentric grandfather (Bruno Ganz) with whom the boy bonds, and a perceptive study of childhood. Swiss German. Subtitles. Some disrespect of authority figures including parents, deceitful behavior, insider trading, a few crude and crass words, brief underage alcohol use and a brief reference to sex perhaps make this most suitable for older adolescents and up. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

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Andrew: Andrew was St. Peter’s brother, and was called with him. "As [Jesus] was walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is now called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen. He said to them, ‘Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.’ At once they left their nets and followed him" (Matthew 4:18-20). 
<p>John the Evangelist presents Andrew as a disciple of John the Baptist. When Jesus walked by one day, John said, "Behold, the Lamb of God." Andrew and another disciple followed Jesus. "Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’ They said to him, ‘Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are you staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come, and you will see.’ So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day" (John 1:38-39a). </p><p>Little else is said about Andrew in the Gospels. Before the multiplication of the loaves, it was Andrew who spoke up about the boy who had the barley loaves and fishes (see John 6:8-9). When the Gentiles went to see Jesus, they came to Philip, but Philip then had recourse to Andrew (see John 12:20-22). </p><p>Legend has it that Andrew preached the Good News in what is now modern Greece and Turkey and was crucified at Patras.</p> American Catholic Blog We look ahead to the coming of the Son of Man, standing erect and with heads held high. We live in hope, not in fear. Our experience of God is no longer limited by human weakness or even human sinfulness. God has always been one step ahead of us, with a plan that exceeds our greatest desires.

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